Special Education

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Edgewood ISD Grant Provides Swings for Students in Wheelchairs

Edgewood ISD Installs Wheelchair Swings F.D. Roosevelt Elementary School students soar!   An Edgewood ISD innovation grant provided brand new wheelchair swings on campus.  All students can now experience the thrill of swinging! Wheelchair Swings in Action in Edgewood ISD Accessible and inclusive playgrounds are important for all students to feel equal.  Edgewood has created a …

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Judson ISD Football

Former Judson Athlete Now a Favorite Coach at Randolph Field

Former Judson Athlete Now a Favorite Randolph Field ISD Coach Coach Matthew Atwell turned his passion for sports and his history at Judson ISD into a career as a beloved coach and school leader in Randolph Field ISD.  KENS5 News awarded Atwell their EXCEL Award. Building Relationships in Athletics and Special Needs Atwell serves as …

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Judson ISD School Makes Inclusion Priority

At Judson ISD‘s Veterans Memorial High School, inclusion is a top priority. Thanks to Principal Greg Brauer, Veterans Memorial is now a Special Olympics Unified Champion School- a program for schools to promote the social inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities. The Unified Champion School Model promotes the acceptance of all students through everyday school …

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and on April 2nd we honored World Autism Awareness Day.  Autism Acceptance Month increases the awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with autism.  It fosters worldwide support and inspires a kinder, more inclusive world. (Autism Speaks) What is Autism? Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that …

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GO PUBLIC WITH DAVID: Boerne ISD Pre-K Student Learns to Use Feet as Hands

Boerne ISD Disabled Pre-K Student Learns to Use Her Feet as Tools

4-year-old Rilyn Gonzalez of Van Raub Elementary School overcomes physical challenges with a smile. She was born missing muscles in her upper body. The disability affects her whole body, and she is unable to use her arms or hands. Along with her teaching assistant and biggest cheerleader, Heidi, Rilyn has made huge progress toward learning …

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NISD Librarian said, “No Hand, No Problem” to this Aspiring Violinist

NISD LIBRARIAN SAID, “NO HAND, NO PROBLEM” TO THIS ASPIRING VIOLINIST Strings is a Northside ISD after school program for 5th graders who aspire to be violinist. The fine arts program allows them to learn how to play the violin and prepare them to join the middle school orchestra. Villarreal Elementary School student, Kevin, who was born …

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Harlandale ISD Educator Receives Inclusion Award

  The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas named William McGinnis, the coordinator of Adaptive and Special Olympic Physical Education at Harlandale ISD, the “Inclusion Champion: Educator of the Year.” The award recognizes McGinnis’ commitment and dedication towards the inclusion of students with Down syndrome. “I knew that my purpose in life was to help …

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State championship special olympians- judson isd

Flag Football competition is one of the newest officially recognized sports of the 22 sports offered by Special Olympic competition and it’s growing in Texas.  Early in December the San Antonio STAR Soccer Complex hosted the Special Olympics Texas State Flag Football Championship and JISD sent two teams to the competition. Both the Patriots and …

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